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Grew up Mennonite; now Reformed Baptist. Figure that one out.

Having recently upgraded to an Android tablet, I mostly use YouVersion's Bible app. Before that, I primarily used e-Sword and NET Bible on a Fujitsu tablet PC. I've actually been fully electronic since 2002 or 2003, when I got a Pocket PC device. As I told a friend at the time, "I just got an eight-translation parallel Bible with Greek and Hebrew lexicons, and it only weighs 5 ounces!"


Nov
17
comment What is the meaning of “calculate” in Revelation 13:18?
Thanks, @MukeTever - updated.
Nov
17
comment What is the meaning of “calculate” in Revelation 13:18?
I'll insert it, though it doesn't really answer the question "where does it come from?" so much as "why does Irenaeus reject it?" (with the implication that the translators do too.)
Nov
17
comment How should graded numerical parallelism in Hebrew poetry be understood?
One through four work in this specific case. However, in Proverbs 6:16-19 Solomon uses 6/7 items. Job and Psalms use this structure with 6/7 as well.
Nov
15
comment What does “image” in Genesis 1:26-27 mean?
Interesting. two words, apparently spelled the same, but with different Strong's numbers. (Not that those are inspired, so...) 6754 was what I linked above; 6755 is apparently only used in Daniel. Wonder why these ended up separated by Strong? Because of Hebrew/Aramaic, maybe?
Nov
15
comment What does “image” in Genesis 1:26-27 mean?
Ok, maybe I misunderstood then. Because it sounded from your first statement as if He didn't, and from your second that he did but at a different time.
Nov
15
comment What does “image” in Genesis 1:26-27 mean?
But isn't 5:1 a reference back to 1:26? "In the day that God created man..."
Nov
14
comment What does “image” in Genesis 1:26-27 mean?
Blue Letter Bible lists 17 usages. From those, it appears to be used frequently in context to "idols". However, Psalm 39:6 and 73:20 both appear to use it in a non-physical sense. I don't even see a usage in Daniel listed there.
Nov
13
comment What is the head covering referring to in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6?
Ha! My church has been working our way through 1 Corinthians for a while now. Guess what passage we started in on today?
Nov
11
comment Why was Zacchaeus saved according to Jesus?
Also, there are several passages (Ephesians 2:8-10, James 2:14-26) that demonstrate, while works are not salvific, they are normative for those who are saved.
Nov
10
comment How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
To clarify, you're contrasting "civil disobedience" with "appropriate force"?
Nov
10
comment Worms or Anguish in Mark 9:48? (Is “worms” a bad translation?)
The overall concept seems to be that of a hideous, horrifying place that nobody would want to visit, much less live in. But that still doesn't necessarily lead to "anguish".
Nov
10
comment Worms or Anguish in Mark 9:48? (Is “worms” a bad translation?)
Signs point to 'no'.
Nov
10
comment What are the main tenets of the contextual analysis hermeneutical approach?
Also, a general literature approach to contextual analysis.
Nov
10
comment What are the main tenets of the contextual analysis hermeneutical approach?
In Living By The Book (p. 233 in my edition), Howard Hendricks notes five contexts to consider. Literary, historical, cultural, geographic and theological.
Nov
10
comment What are the main tenets of the contextual analysis hermeneutical approach?
Very good stuff here, Jon. I see you've been busy today too. ;)
Nov
8
comment What does Jesus mean in Matthew 26:64 with “You have said so”?
Can we ascribe sarcasm to Jesus? As in, "You said it." /sarcasm
Nov
8
comment Is translation a subset of exegesis?
I'd probably go with the third option as my TL;DR. :)
Nov
7
comment Does Daniel 12 imply the righteous will become stars?
Well, they are in a different testament... :) I'm sure it's still worth discussing for multiple reasons - Daniel was probably talking to Jews, not to "all nations", etc.
Nov
7
comment What's the difference between “sensus plenior” and “inspired sensus plenior”?
Having read up some more on this subject, I think you're focusing on only one camp within the larger literal-historical hermeneutic (the "single-meaning" principle) as representative of the entire hermenutic.
Nov
7
comment Does Daniel 12 imply the righteous will become stars?
Also see Philippians 2:14-15.